Felice Herrig gets her big opportunity against former World Title challenger Kowalkiewicz 11-2 at UFC 223, Herrig had this to say on her Facebook page:
“It’s official. I will face Karolina Kowalkiewicz April 7 in Brooklyn NY on #UFC223 I’m super pumped because I’ve been asking to face a top 10 fighter for a while but keep getting the toughest fighters just out of the top 10. This is the match up I asked for. ask and you shall receive. I’m excited to show people what I can do against a step up in competition . I’m well aware that I will be the underdog in this fight which is ok with me. I’ve been the underdog most of my career and I thrive off of it. Bring it on. I’ll be ready”
Herrig 14-6, now on a 4 fight winning streak, is one of the most improved fighters in her division, she fully deserves her moment to shine, but its a tough ask against Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Despite losing two fights in a row, Karolina Kowalkiewicz rebounded with a win in October of last year, and will be hoping a win over Herrig moves her a step closer to another shot at UFC gold.